Reading the Rainbow Book Club

Monday, May 13, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Konner and Noah host a monthly queer book club, Reading the Rainbow! May's meeting will be a discussion of ORLANDO by Virginia Woolf on May 13th at 7 PM at Print: A Bookstore (273 Congress Street).

20% of our profits for this book will be going to Equality Community Center for their campaign to renovate their new location and to start planning a 60-unit affordable housing building focused on providing housing for queer and vulnerable community members.


Virginia Woolf's fantastical novel about an Elizabethan nobleman who lives for three centuries and transitions into a woman, with a new introduction by Carmen Maria Machado.

“Come, come! I’m sick to death of this particular self. I want another.”

The long-lived protagonist of Orlando begins as a passionate teenage aristocrat, whose days are spent in rowdy revelry at the colorful Tudor court of Queen Elizabeth and his nights in writing earnest poetry. A favorite of the elderly queen, he falls in love with and is jilted by a wayward Russian princess. Two kings later, now in his thirties, Orlando is sent to serve as ambassador to Constantinople, where he awakens one day to find himself in the body of a woman. The Lady Orlando takes this circumstance in stride. She returns to England, engages in love affairs with both men and women, consorts with the famous poets of each age, finds happiness with a gender-nonconforming husband, and at last achieves publication of her own epic poem in the year 1928. A playful and exuberant romp through history, Orlando is Woolf’s most lighthearted and unusual novel.  


 

Orlando: A Biography (Vintage Classics) By Virginia Woolf, Carmen Maria Machado (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Virginia Woolf, Carmen Maria Machado (Introduction by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780593685389
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Vintage - January 2nd, 2024

Orlando: Introduction by Jeanette Winterson (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series) By Virginia Woolf, Jeanette Winterson (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Virginia Woolf, Jeanette Winterson (Introduction by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781101908327
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Arrives in 2 to 5 Days
Published: Everyman's Library - January 2nd, 2024

Orlando, A Biography: The Virginia Woolf Library Authorized Edition By Virginia Woolf Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780156701600
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Arrives in 2 to 5 Days
Published: Mariner Books Classics - October 24th, 1973

Orlando, A Biography: The Virginia Woolf Library Annotated Edition By Virginia Woolf, Mark Hussey, Maria DiBattista (Introduction by) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780156031516
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Published: Mariner Books - July 3rd, 2006

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Print: A Bookstore
273 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101